Proklaim – IDK [interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words:

Organic, sincere, purposeful.

Tell us a few things about your new song IDK. What is the main idea behind it?

The song is about remaining true to one’s own yearnings. In it I reflect on various lessons from watching people betray you and not losing sight of what you wish to achieve even when odds stack against you and being willing to press on alone I’d necessay.

For which lyric you are most proud of?

“Some who serve time ( in jail), but I’d rather use mine now to really serve me.”

Your flow is really original. Who is your favourite rapper?

Most of the rappers that touched my mind are no longer alive …my favorites are Big Pun, Tupac, Nas, Jay-Z, Biggie and Lauryn Hill.

Why is sexism, and even outright misogyny, so pervasive in Hip Hop culture?

Hiphop was birthed in the Bronx NY amidst a people who were deprived of so much..young people..mostly men could finally express themselves and have a platform of influence and power. It became competitive and mcs felt pressure to outshine other mcs…the end result was trying to put down other rappers …since most rappers early on were male they had to profess their masculinity by lyrically jousting with other mcs and declaring dominance over women became a trend that eventually became outside misogyny and abuse…

Your sound is very atmospheric and with a retro touch. In which state of mind do you imagine listeners may listen to your music?

I envision listeners listening to my songs as they listen to their earphones on a train or bus and go about daily life…I hope to see the music I make becoming the soundtrack to peoples’ lives.

If you could watch the earth from space, which song would you listen to

” what a wonderful world” by Armstrong.

Thank you!

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